Thirteen years after 911, Mayor Bill de Blasio, nee Warren Wilhelm, caved to Islamic supremacist demands and added Muslim holidays to the school calender. The only Muslim holiday that should have been added was September 11th.
The city is far too diverse for schools to observe every holiday. NYC has a huge Hindu population. Why weren’t the Hindu holidays added?
The education is sub-par as it is; the last thing NYC kids need is more time off from school. Where can we expect to see this next, Boston?
This is but another device in which Islam is imposed on the public school. The Islamic curriculum in the public schools do not include the 1,400 years of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements.
How long before De Blasio dismantles the NYPD counter-terror programs that have worked so wonderfully in NYC, the most desirable jihad target in the world?
Mayor de Blasio, in blue, will add more holidays to the New York City public school calendar — but not all the days everyone was seeking.
Mayor de Blasio said Monday that he’d move forward with closing schools for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, two Muslim holy days, and for Lunar New Year. But he was hesitant regarding Hindu festival Diwali.
New York City is moving to close school for two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year — but Mayor de Blasio isn’t so sure about the Hindu festival Diwali.
Appearing on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” on Monday, the mayor said he hadn’t taken a position on whether Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated in India and other South Asian countries, should be a day off from school.
But he said he’d move forward with closing schools for Lunar New Year and for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Muslim holy days.
“It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget. But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame,” he said.
A spokesman for the Indian community appealed to the mayor to recognize the Hindu holiday.
“We are disappointed. We’ve been trying for a long time … It’s very important for the community,” said Dr. Shashi Shah of the Association of Indians in America.
Ethnic communities have pushed for all four holidays to be recognized. Former Mayor Bloomberg opposed the change, saying kids should not miss more school.